Curtin University
Curtin Karate Club

Physical Fitness

Physical exercise is a very useful aspect of practising karate, especially in the current climate of increasing obesity. Many overseas students find that their weight increases as they arrive in Perth, due to a change in diet. Exercise can be boring if it exists of only exercises that serve no purpose other than keeping healthy. Karate is a great opportunity to exercise while having fun, and learning a practical skill at the same time.

The training in our club is fairly intensive, so you will get a good workout out of it. Our sensei has a deep knowledge of exercise and the mechanics of the body, and can apply this to make sure that the training benefits your body, rather than damages it by training wrongly. Training is always preceded by a good warm-up, and ended with a cooling-down, to prevent straining muscles. As you train longer, you will find that your flexibility, steminar, and overall fitness increase.

The club is also respectful that people train for various different reasons or purposes, and so do not attempt to force everybody into one mould.
We try to cater for all interests from a hobby fitness lookout to those who wish to pursue the martial art as a discipline.


Eric Ho performing a side-kick
Eric Ho performing a side-kick
Stamina and skills required to win in the tournament arena
Stamina and skills required to win in the tournament arena